A MESSAGE FROM QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT MELINDA KATZ: HER OPINION & MY REALITY IN PHOTOS

Found this political bullshit from the wonderful sell-out Queens Borough President Katz, no different from any of her other destructive sell out predecessors.

WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP, BULLSHIT and UNREALITY.

The only reality below are the documentation of photos. Where is HER DOCUMENTATION of the Bullshit lies?

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From City & State New York:

Opinion: Good for Families, Good for Queens

By Melinda Katz | May 05, 2015 |

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Melinda Katz is the Queens borough president.

You’ve probably noticed that the spotlight on Queens has been shining brighter these days.

The James Fobb Estate

The James Fobb Estate

MSN Money, Condé Nast Traveler, TimeOut New York and Streeteasy.com—they all agree that Queens is hot and on the move! In fact, Lonely Planet recently designated Queens the top destination for travelers to the United States. Let me be clear—they didn’t name New York City. They specifically crowned Queens.

Seagull River in SE Queens

Seagull River in SE Queens

And why wouldn’t they? Our neighborhoods are home to families that hail from over 120 countries and speak over 135 languages. And it’s the voices of these families that have been the focus of my first year, making sure their insights and needs are a part of government’s decision-making process.homelessonthetrain-2

Because of them, our litmus at Borough Hall is simply this: If it’s good for families, it’s good for Queens.image1

Queens offers a dynamic and attractive landscape for investment and job creation, which means better opportunities for families and visitors to live, work and play.garbage-1-23-17-003

It’s an exciting time for Queens. Great neighborhoods, shopping, professional sports, booming new businesses and nightlife, arts and an incomparable array of cuisines from all over the world. Queens is a unique borough, unlike any other, and we are proud of what we have to offer.sop-illegal-parking2

We don’t have to claim to be the center of the universe, but we are without a doubt the intersection of the world.illegal-parking1-16-17-007

We’ve made tourism a high priority of my administration because it is one of the strongest tools for growth. Together, we’re not only creating jobs, we’re building neighborhoods. And we’re doing that in a number of ways, especially since some of the city’s hottest projects are being built in Queens.garbage-1-2-17-002

The potential is incredible—we have untapped prime real estate in Maspeth and in the Rockaways. Thriving transit and business hubs in downtown Jamaica and Long Island City. Skilled workforces across trades and from all over the globe. Diversified economic engines in Flushing and Jackson Heights. And forward-thinking public-private partnerships that produce projects like Astoria Cove.south-ozone-park-car

In Long Island City of western Queens, we’re building the city’s leading tech ecosystem, encouraging access, innovation and entrepreneurship. Over 50 startups like Krate, Digital Natives and Shapeways 3D Printing have already hatched in Queens. And that’s just the beginning. By leveraging western Queens’ ample space for growth, its projected development, and its proximity to the Cornell NYC Tech campus, we will steer our borough into the competitive lane of the digital age.hillside-garbage12-4-16-011

In downtown Jamaica, we recently unveiled the Jamaica Now Action Plan, an aggressive and holistic 21-point plan to stimulate smart growth and improve livability in Jamaica, Queens. Everyone has long recognized Jamaica’s inherent potential for smart growth. It is one of the remaining prime commercial hubs that offer housing, amenities and transportation. Jamaica really has some of the most strategically positioned—while affordably priced—real estate left in the city.trucks11-24-16-003

So we shored up that will and now we finally have a way. The plan is a focused commitment backed up by real resources, and reflects the city’s strong commitment to revitalize Jamaica’s downtown core and make it even more attractive to investors, even more livable for existing residents and businesses.fobb-garbage-nov16

To augment the plan, we announced an additional agreement with Mayor Bill de Blasio on including the downtown Jamaica corridor into phase 1 of the LinkNYC rollout, making capital improvements at the southern lawn of Rufus King Park, enhancing Brinkerhoff Mall for more public and programmatic use, and committing resources for marketing and branding to enhance tourism, especially to our treasured cultural institutions.

Huge pile of cement has been like this for over five years.

Huge pile of cement has been like this for over five years.

All this and much more is on the near horizon.Dynamic Collision4

Government recognizes, however, that the quality of our infrastructure can either keep us competitive or stifle our growth. Significant investment at our airports is a critical priority for our city that affects all industries.Teddy and Trash7.17.16 023

Take, for example, John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, New York City’s gateways to the world. About 48,000 people are employed at both airports combined. To the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region, their economic activity contributes $53 billion every year by generating about 372,000 total jobs and $19 billion in annual wages and salaries.Sutphin Garbage

Yet the investments in these gateways have fallen short. The Port Authority’s total capital investments in JFK to date has been a paltry $7 billion; in LaGuardia, $1.4 billion. These investments simply have not kept up with growth.

LIRR under Van Wyck

LIRR under Van Wyck

World-class airports are necessary to keep our great city globally competitive, and I applaud the governor and the Port Authority for investing additional billions of capital to redevelop LaGuardia’s central terminal and airport infrastructure.

As we move forward, the opportunity guised as a challenge for government is to keep Queens competitive as the most attractive option for families to not just move to, but more importantly to stay in.garbage and trucks7.1.16 013

And so we stand united and committed in our determination to keep this a borough of families, for families. Because we know that if it’s good for families, it’s good for Queens.garbage and trucks7.1.16 008

 

Melinda Katz is the Queens Borough President.

Vacant "condo" where Con Ed has put up a sign that "electricity of off due to lack of payment. Can you say ghetto B&B.

Vacant “condo” where Con Ed has put up a sign that “electricity of off due to lack of payment. Can you say ghetto B&B.

Parked all last weekend from Friday thru Monday.

Parked all last weekend from Friday thru Monday.

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KATZ’S BULLSHIT STATE OF THE BOROUGH WITH THE USUAL SUSPECTS & ONE COUNCIL CANDIDATE STATING “TIME TO INVESTIGATE KATZ”, HER OF THE NOT FOR THE PEOPLE BUT DEVELOPERS AND PROFITEERS

Don’t know if anyone wasted their time going to Melinda Katz’s bullshit State of the Borough at York College on Friday, which obviously was filled with ass kissers and do nothing  puppet elected officials, but from what I read, it was just the typical political bullshit,  but then should you be surprised. But one council candidate, Paul Graziano, had this to say on Katz’s push for some kind of monster stadium on public property to make the wealthy even more wealthy (which is pretty much asshole con man Donald Trump’s, our “let me clear my throat”, president, entire agenda). SIDENOTE: FOLKS, wake up, Trump has already proven in his first week in office just how dangerous & irresponsible he really is for this country and the entire world.

“Borough President Katz’s push for yet another stadium in Willets Point on property that was essentially stolen from small businesses for the supposed use of creating a new affordable residential community — a plan that she herself negotiated in 2008 as the Land Use Chair on the City Council! — would be almost comical if it weren’t so disturbing,” said Paul Graziano, an urban planning consultant, plaintiff in the lawsuit and City Council hopeful.

“Law enforcement officials should look very carefully at possible collusion between the Borough President’s office and the developers in question, as this seems to be yet another attempt at grabbing our city’s public property in order to further enrich a few very already wealthy individuals at our expense,” Graziano, who is running as a primary opponent against Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) in September, continued.

We need more people like Graziano and Senator Tony Avella, instead of the spineless, do nothing and corrupt elected officials that fill our offices, especially in the dirty SE Queens. BUT then look at what we have in office for the highest position in the country. No wonder the Domesday clock moved 30 seconds closer to midnight (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/01/26/the-doomsday-clock-just-moved-again-its-now-two-and-a-half-minutes-to-midnight/?utm_term=.b2c8cc844e15).

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From Queens Courier:

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Queens Borough President Melinda Katz gave her State of the Borough Speech at York College on Jan. 27.

Anyone who keeps up with the news in the “World’s Borough” knows that Queens has become a hot spot for tourism and a popular destination for people and families looking for a more affordable option.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz spoke about the borough’s recent popularity and more in her State of the Borough address on Jan. 27 at York College in Jamaica.

During her speech she listed a number of changes in Queens including the transformation of the skyline along the East River, the improvements to the New York State Pavilion, Arthur Ashe Stadium and the investments in Jamaica through the Jamaica Now Action Plan and LaGuardia and JFK Airports.

“We have been through some extraordinary changes,” she said.

She also highlighted the 5 percent increase in jobs since 2013, 34 planned hotels in the borough and $60 billion in economic activity from both airports. LaGuardia Airport is currently going through a $4 billion construction project, the first complete rebuild of any airport nationwide in more than 20 years.

In addition to LaGuardia Airport, JFK Airport will receive a $10 billion overhaul.

“It’s a new day for infrastructure in Queens, and we’re all on our way to creating best-in-class entry portals befitting of the international capital in the world,” Katz said.

Since the theme of the speech was “The Borough of Growth, The Borough of Families,” Katz also touted a number of programs implemented to aid families in Queens.

She highlighted the state of public schools, where two high schools including Townsend Harris High School and Queens High School for the Sciences are ranked among the Top 10 in New York State. Katz also pointed out challenges – Queens still has the highest overcrowding rate where elementary schools are at 119 percent capacity and high schools are at 111 percent capacity.

“So naturally, to stay competitive and meet growing demand, we’ve been pretty busy building up our schools,” she said.

Since 2013, 11 new schools were created and six existing schools have been expanded. A 461 percent increase in pre-K seats has resulted in 20,000 seats for toddlers and 43 classroom trailers have been removed.

Transportation options have also grown in the last few years, with Citywide Ferry Service being expanded through Long Island City, Astoria and the Rockaways. A new LIRR station will run through Elmhurst and the Main Street LIRR stop in Flushing has been renovated.

But she called on the Department of Transportation to come up with a borough-wide plan to make it easier for residents to travel on bicycle, train, bus and ferry.

“Queens is a transit desert,” she said. “Our subways reach only a third of the borough. The subways and buses we do have are overflowing due to ever increasing ridership. While I commend the Governor and the Mayor for putting forth ambitious transportation agendas, those individual projects shouldn’t be done in a vacuum.”

She requested a “comprehensive plan with a macro view, a citywide, coordinated transportation agenda for tomorrow that also addresses the unique challenges of each borough.”

Housing has also been a challenge in the borough, with rising rents and a growing population. Katz addressed the large homeless population in the city and the city’s reliance on hotels to house homeless families.

“The impact of this in Queens has been substantial,” she said. “In addition, we should also require a special permit to place hotels, which we don’t currently have. This would mean a mandate public review through ULURP, help guarantee community input and allow government to better monitor all hotel growth, citywide.”

Lastly, she called for leaders to “be unafraid to think bigger, bolder and more comprehensively” in terms of expanding Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Willets Point.

“We need to review positioning ourselves for success by thinking creatively about further options that address our changing borough’s needs – like a new school, an eco-recreation center, more parking to accommodate simultaneous events, because all those big events that we have now are wreaking havoc on the soccer fields and grass in Flushing Meadows for parking,” she said.

Public Advocate Letitia James and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz were in the audience, along with former Queens Borough President Claire Shulman, for whom Katz served as director of community boards. Almost all of the 14 Queens City Council representatives and various commissioners from city agencies were in attendance as well.

From Queens Chronicle:

BP Melinda Katz proposes soccer, hockey at Willets Point

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in her State of the Borough address Friday proposed the placement of a soccer and hockey arena at Willets Point, as well as a school, economic recreation center and a parking facility at the 62-acre site.

“New York City’s land is not limitless, and with the projected growth in our borough, this highly coveted area of Willets Point needs to be remediated and prepped for a cleaner future,” Katz said at her address at York College. “…We should be unafraid to think bigger … bolder … and more comprehensively.”

Her idea, of which there were very few details, could face significant pushback.

Right now, the nearby parking lot for Citi Field, which is technically parkland, is being eyed for a 1.4 million-square foot mega mall. Preservationists, who say any such development would require approval from the Legislature due to the land’s status, have sued to block the project, called Willets West.

Those opponents of the plan, led by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), scored a major victory in 2015 when the state Appellate Division ruled the project illegal but the developers, Queens Development Group, successfully petitioned the Court of Appeals to hear their argument. The case remains there.

The developers say the Willets West project is financially necessary in order to move ahead with development at Willets Point itself.

Katz, in her address, said, “… as we await the outcome of the lawsuit, let’s ponder additional options.”

“We should be unafraid we should think bigger, bolder and more comprehensively,” she later said. “We need to review positioning ourselves for success by thinking creatively about further options that address our changing borough’s needs — a new school, an eco-recreation center, more parking to accommodate simultaneous big events that we have there now, because all those big events that we have now are wreaking havoc on the soccer fields and grass in Flushing Meadows for parking.

“And to help pay for it, let’s consider a soccer stadium, let’s consider a hockey stadium” she said. “Just imagine if we, the World’s Borough, hosted the World Cup or the Stanley Cup.”

A soccer stadium was previously proposed at nearby Flushing Meadows Corona Park, but that plan fizzled out following massive community opposition.

At the bare minimum, Katz said of Willets Point, the old Iron Triangle, “Let’s clean it up.”

One opponent of the mall project quickly criticized the borough president’s proposal.

“Borough President Katz’s push for yet another stadium in Willets Point on property that was essentially stolen from small businesses for the supposed use of creating a new affordable residential community — a plan that she herself negotiated in 2008 as the Land Use Chair on the City Council! — would be almost comical if it weren’t so disturbing,” said Paul Graziano, an urban planning consultant, plaintiff in the lawsuit and City Council hopeful.

“Law enforcement officials should look very carefully at possible collusion between the Borough President’s office and the developers in question, as this seems to be yet another attempt at grabbing our city’s public property in order to further enrich a few very already wealthy individuals at our expense,” Graziano, who is running as a primary opponent against Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) in September, continued.

Avella called it a “non-starter,” citing the opposition to the failed Flushing Meadows Corona Park stadium.

“I don’t think that will fly with the community,” he said. “I’m sort of surprised the borough president would suggest a stadium.”

 

 

QUEENS IS BURNING – LITERALLY & FIGURATIVELY

The 1970’s gave us the phrase “The Bronx is Burning” not only literally but figuratively as well with a borough in crisis. Well, now it is Queens time.

QUEENS IS BURNING.

And just like the Bronx, this one is literally and figuratively. Lately there have been some big major fires in Queens, the most recent in Flushing yesterday that destroyed dozen of businesses, but we also had a similar fire in Kew Garden Hills this past December and during the summer in Sunnyside.

But Queens is also burning figuratively with rampant over-development (such as seen in LIC), poorly thoughout development as we are seeing in Jamaica and then there is the plain old shitty type of development with cheap third world multi-units with rusted balconies run by slumlords and filled with illegal conversions and slobs along with all the garbage and problems that arise with these eyesores.

Way too common a site in Jamaica.

Way too common a site in Jamaica.

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Then their is the political burning with questionable destructive Borough Presidents (Manes, Schulman, Marshall, Katz) and all the do-nothing and crooked elected officials like the whole slew of clowns in the dirty Southeast Queens. Add fucked up roads, clogged sewer systems, over-crowding, homeless shelters galore and plenty of garbage all over.

City Councilman Leroy Comrie (c.) and about two dozen leaders from Queens call on the Bloomberg administration to withdraw proposals to co-locate schools in the borough. Photo by Rich Bockmann

THE CLOWNS OF QUEENS. Photo by Rich Bockmann

YEP, QUEENS IS BURNING, but you will only hear wonderful things at Katz’s State of the Borough this coming Friday at York College in wonderful, sparkling clean beautiful downtown Jamaica.

Come visit Jamaica Ave, home of low-class ghetto & crap third world shopping.

Come visit Jamaica Ave, home of low-class ghetto & crap third world shopping.

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From CBS New York:

More Than A Dozen Businesses Destroyed In Massive Queens Fire

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Crews remain on the scene Thursday of a massive fire in Queens that destroyed more than a dozen businesses and disrupted subway service.

Flames and thick black smoke from the 4-alarm fire rose above Roosevelt Avenue Wednesday afternoon as the blaze spread.

Crowds of people stood by as firefighters battle the fire, unable to take their eyes off the destruction in front of them.

Firefighters wrestling with water hoses extended ladders and climbed on the roofs to knock down the fire.

The water used by responders to drown the flames seeped underground, flooding the the Main Street subway station. As a result, the MTA was forced to shut down service on the 7 line between Mets-Willets Point and Flushing-Main Street during the busy evening commute.

The fire was extinguished hours later and subway service was eventually restored.

In the dark, business owners took on the painstaking task of climbing through the debris to pull out anything that may be salvageable, CBS2’s Magdalena Doris reported.

Streets in the area of the fire remain closed.

It’s still unclear what sparked the blaze, which is under investigation.

 

From News 10 ABC:

Massive fire consumes over 14 stores in Queens, New York

 KEW GARDENS, NEW YORK (ABC7) — Millions of gallons of water were no match for the relentless flames which consumed an entire block of businesses in a building that’s withstood generations.

“Born and raised here, this was our whole life, and we just watched the whole block burn down,” a witness said. “It’s heartbreaking. It’s heartbreaking.”

Firefighters say they arrived within three minutes after the first flames in the first storefront, but it was already too late to save it. Thirteen other businesses were doomed to the fast spreading blaze.

“Once the fire gets into these concealed spaces up above the roof, it’s almost impossible for us to put it out,” New York Fire Department Chief James Leonard said. “We have to worry about the safety of our fire fighters.”

The response grew to a second, a third, and a fourth alarm, as firefighters attacked the inferno defensively from the outside. It disappeared within a thick cloud of black, choking smoke. At least three FDNY members were hurt, fortunately, none of them seriously as the fire raged on.

“Here we are, it’s a holiday weekend, and 14 people lose their business,” Leonard said. “Sometimes that’s lost in the in the excitement of the fire, but 14 people. Think about all these business owners, people who work in these stores, and even the impact on the neighborhood, for all these people who shop in these stores. That’s the real tragedy.”

 

From NBC 4 :

Factory Fire in Queens Rages into the Night, Hundreds of Fire Personnel on Scene

The fire was brought under control around 11:20 p.m., hours after it began

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A factory fire fueled by wood and paint thinners raged for hours Wednesday, and hundreds of firefighters struggled to put out the mighty blaze on Queens Boulevard before it was finally brought under control.

It’s not clear what sparked the fire inside the millwork factory on Queens Boulevard near 37th Street in Sunnyside just after 7 p.m. But the large amounts of wood, lacquer and paint thinners fueled the fire, according to FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard.

More than 250 firefighters, EMTs and medics were on the scene of the five-alarm blaze. Four firefighters sustained minor injuries, but no civilians were hurt.

Raging Queens Fire Sends Black Smoke into SkyRaging Queens Fire Sends Black Smoke into SkyA warehouse fire in Queens was sending black smoke billowing in the sky, seen by commuters in the area, people in Manhattan and even as far as New Jersey. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016)

The FDNY said that the fire was finally reined in around 11:20 p.m.

The flames and black smoke were visible against the city skyline as the sun set Wednesday, and riders on the elevated 7 subway line and on Long Island Rail Road got a clear view of the fire at the height of the evening rush Wednesday (see social media photos and video below).

The millwork shop was destroyed, but firefighters were able to save the surrounding shops.

“One business is lost, we feel their pain,” said Leonard.

But, he continued, the firefighters “did a bang-up job, they saved three large businesses.”

The blaze was intense when firefighters responded within three minutes of the first 911 call, and the first units that went into the building briefly got trapped by flames behind them, Leonard said. The chief issued a May Day call to alert all firefighters to get out of the building, which they safely did, and the units proceeded to battle the fire from outside.

The fire response was causing traffic delays on all Manhattan-bound lanes of Queens Boulevard at 39th Street. Drivers are urged to consider alternate routes and allow additional travel time.

Residents were advised to stay indoors and keep their windows closed.

Fire marshals will investigate the cause of the fire.

 

HOW FITTING THAT KATZ’S STATE OF THE THIRD WORLD BOROUGH (1.27.17) WILL TAKE PLACE AT YORK COLLEGE IN DOWNTOWN GHETTO GARBAGE MESS JAMAICA – NOW THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF IRONIC OR IN KATZ’S MIND “UP & COMING JAMAICA”

 

katz crapstate-of-the-boroughTalk about ironic. Queens BP Katz will be holding the annual “State of the Borough” again at York College in Jamaica, the crowning ghetto jewel of Queens that Katz and all the local elected asshole officials don’t even seem to give a shit about. I mean, yeah they talk a good talk and they created that joke, “Jamaica Now Action Plan”, but what ACTION, What PLAN. I have been here 6 years (crossing my fingers, the last year) and I have seen no action, no plan, but I have seen more garbage dumping, more homeless shelters (LOTS MORE), more awful streets, more drug clinics, more decent businesses closing (City Rib, Moda Grill, Rocato’s), more crap retail opening, more stalled developments, some sitting for years with either a wooden fence surrounding it with garbage or just a foundation, yada, yada, yada, you all now the drill.

So Katz, I have some photos of the REAL JAMAICA (and some of SE Queens) for your slide show. Pick as many as you like, don’t even have to credit me.

Who knows how many homes were torn down to create this mess, which has been like this since I moved here in 2010. This is all completely residential. Think you will find something like this on Katz's block.

Who knows how many homes were torn down to create this mess, which has been like this since I moved here in 2010. This is all completely residential. Think you will find something like this on Katz’s block.

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107-58 164 St. South Jamaica

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Fobb garbage dump house at 164 St and 108 Ave

Fobb garbage dump house at 164 St and 108 Ave

Huge pile of cement has been like this for over five years.

Huge pile of cement has been like this for over five years.

The future of Jamaica

The future of Jamaica

Is that Assembly Member Vivian Cook addressing her constituents.

Is that Assembly Member Vivian Cook addressing her constituents.

Problematic El Camino homeless shelter in Downtown Jamaica

Problematic El Camino homeless shelter in Downtown Jamaica

Homeless encampment

Downtown Jamaica

Downtown Jamaica

MTA TESTING VACUUM CLEANING SYSTEM ALONG QUEENS SUBWAY LINE: DO YOU HAVE A VACUUM THAT SUCKS UP THE FUCKING SLOBS THAT THROW GARBAGE ON THE TRACKS

What the FUCK is wrong with people, why must they be such FUCKING SLOBS and throw their damn garbage all over the place including on the subway tracks. The day I was stuck on the subway for like 3 hours because of that flood at 34th street, to pass the time as the train moved a few feet very slowly in Queens, I counted over 200 cans and bottles thrown onto the track and that was just cans and bottles not counting all the other garbage.

STOP BEING SUCH FUCKING SLOBS and if you come from some shit hole third world country that this is the norm, this is the USA, not your fucking third world country shit hole that you left for a better life. We don’t need our country to be turned into India, Pakistan or any other garbage strewn country.

Since they are testing this out on the Queens line, just shows you how many fucking slobs live here and how this fucked up borough is turning into a third world country cesspool. And don’t forget all the fucking grease asshole Queens residents throw down the drain, because they are stupid ignorant uneducated slobs, plus you don’t need all the oil, many of you are so fucking FAT to begin with.

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From Queens Courier:

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The MTA is testing out a new prototype of powerful, portable vacuum cleaning system on Queens tracks.

Tired of looking at debris on the tracks while waiting for your train to arrive? The MTA is testing out a new portable vacuum system in Queens that aims to make the subways cleaner, safer, and faster.

As part of the MTA’s ongoing Track Sweep initiative — a four-phase plan developed to dramatically reduce the amount of litter on subway tracks, while also improving the station environment, and reducing track fires and train delays — the transportation organization is testing these powerful vacuums along the Queens Boulevard corridor from the Jamaica-179 St. F line, to the Queens Plaza E/M/R lines, which is consists of a total of 20 stations.

The prototypes are also being tested in Manhattan from Lexington Av/53 St. E/M lines on the Queens Boulevard E/F line to W4 St.-Washington Sq. A/B/C/D/E/F/M, on the Sixth Avenue B/D/F/M and Eighth Avenue A/C/E lines, which is a chain of 15 stations.

“Testing these new technologies is a key part in our plan to get the tracks cleaner, and keep them cleaner over the long haul,” said MTA New York City Transit President Veronique Hakim. “Once we’re sure that these units are effective we’ll be ordering additional units to deploy across the system.”

The portable vacuums in testing right now are the first of two prototypes that will be tried out by the MTA, with the second unit to be deployed in two weeks.

According to the MTA, both prototype units are powered by lithium iron phosphate batteries with a battery management system that protects the batteries and load from over current, while both can be moved from station to station on a conventional revenue train. The testing is scheduled to last approximately 30 to 45 days, and if the tests are successful, the MTA will “move aggressively” to acquire and deploy additional cleaning units, the MTA said.

The testing of these units are the third phase in the Track Sweep initiative. The first phase kicked off in June 2016, when the MTA implemented a new cleaning schedule that reprioritizes stations based on the amount of trash usually removed, and increases the frequency of track cleaning.

Phase 2 launched in September 2016, when the MTA started an intensive two-week, system-wide cleaning where more than 500 workers removed litter and debris from the tracks at all of the system’s 469 stations.

During Phase 4, the MTA will roll out a trio of powerful new track vacuum trains in 2017, followed by a second and third in 2018.

In addition, the MTA is purchasing 27 new refuse cars to help move debris out of the track system at a quicker pace. These cars will be equipped with special railings which allow it to secure and transport wheeled garbage containers that are collected at the subway stations.

WANT A GOOD LAUGH, ASSHOLE DOT SAYS QUEENS ROADS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE – THE SHAPE OF WHAT, SHIT

 

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Just unbelievable, but no surprise coming from one of the most incompetent city agencies DOT. So does this look good to you and this is just in my nearby area, I am sure all of you reading this can attest to the awful conditions of roads in Queens. I mean who the fuck did the survey, Stevie Wonder.

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From Queens Courier:

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Hey DOT, does this fucking look good to you, this is not even below average, this is FUCKING BELOW POOR.

Turns out the roads in Queens might not be as bad as many people think.

The Department of Transportation, who repairs and maintains roads throughout New York City, performs an ongoing street quality assessment of every street in the city over an 18-month period. They recently released their findings based on ratings from 2014 and 2015.

Roads are rated on a 1 to 10 scale; “poor” streets score from 1 to 3, “fair” streets score from 4 to 7 and “good” streets score from 8 to 10. The exception to the scale is that neighborhood streets that receive a score of 7 are classified as “good.”

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According to the report, 70.2 percent of roads citywide were found to be in good condition, 29.2 percent were in fair condition, and 0.6 percent were in poor condition. The roads that are in the best shape, rated at 75.1 percent of roads in good shape, can be found in Brooklyn, with Queens following close behind with 71.0 percent of the roads in good condition. Following Queens is the Bronx with 68.5 percent, Manhattan with 66.3 percent and Staten Island with 59.6 percent of roads in good condition.

When broken down even further, the ratings found that the neighborhood in Queens that had the best ratings for their roads is in Laurelton, with 84.9 percent of the roads in good condition. The worst neighborhood roads, according to ratings, are found in Kew Gardens, with 28.2 percent of the roads in good condition.

Click here to see a complete breakdown of the road ratings throughout the city.

 

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AND NOW FOR A DOSE OF WHAT I CALL, FUCKING REALITY!

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Huge pile of cement has been like this for over five years.

Huge pile of cement has been like this for over five years.

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Watch your step!

Watch your step!

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And after DOT did this shitty job. Fucking Really. Why didn't you just stuff it with some diapers that some slob tossed out a car window.

And after DOT did this shitty job. Fucking Really. Why didn’t you just stuff it with some diapers that some slob tossed out a car window.

I mean what even is this half ass job.

I mean what even is this half ass job.

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IF IT IS JANUARY IT IS TIME FOR QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT MELINDA KATZ’S BULLSHIT “STATE OF THE THIRD WORLD BOROUGH ADDRESS” AND YOU ARE ALL INVITED TO THIS POLITICAL ASS KISSING EVENT FULL OF MAJOR BULLSHIT & DO NOTHING ELECTED OFFICIALS PATTING THEMSELVES ON THE BACK: JANUARY 27 @ 10AM AT JAMAICA’S YORK COLLEGE

Queens Borough Katz

Queens Borough Katz

Ironic that this major bullshit event of the year is hosted at Jamaica’s York College, right in the middle of CRAP- shitty dirty downtown Jamaica to the North with third world country garbage Hillside Avenue not far away and to the South you have the dirty crime ridden dump know as South Jamaica and all hosted by lily white asshole Melinda Katz whose house is located in nice clean Forest Hills where their are no supportive housing, homeless shelters, drug clinics or poisonous waste stations on her block or anywhere near her and her family.

If you recall, last year my comrade-in-arms, Jamaica community activist Pamela Hazel attended and interrupted her bullshit speech asking “WHAT ABOUT JAMAICA”, while all the ass kissers in the audience were appalled.

What is appalling is Katz, all the local elected officials, especially from Jamaica and the dirty SE Queens, who attend this bullshit festival and whoop it up over Katz’s bullshit message about how great Queens is and how wonderful it is to be in Jamaica. You mean this Jamaica and this Queens Katz, take a good fucking look, these photos were taking all during your reign. Use this in your slideshow presentation.

Guy Brewer and Archer Avenue across from York College.

Guy Brewer and Archer Avenue across from York College.

Downtown Jamaica

Downtown Jamaica

Six days later, nothing had been done and more garbage was added, this in the "Jamaica Revealed" downtown.

Six days later, nothing had been done and more garbage was added, this in the “Jamaica Revealed” downtown.

Downtown Jamaica, UNACCEPTABLE

Downtown Jamaica, UNACCEPTABLE

Downtown Jamaica

Downtown Jamaica

Elderly man's legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

Elderly man’s legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.

Good old Downtown

Good old Downtown

Practice games for terrorist. The 170 LIRR Tunnel in Downtown Jamaica.

Practice games for terrorist. The 170 LIRR Tunnel in Downtown Jamaica.

I have been here over 5 years and this just gets worse. Two blocks away from the ghetto downtown area, so it blends in.

I have been here over 5 years and this just gets worse. Two blocks away from the ghetto downtown area, so it blends in.

Problematic El Camino homeless shelter in Downtown Jamaica

Problematic El Camino homeless shelter in Downtown Jamaica

Downtown area, next to GJDC 168th St parking lot and near across from Cookies.

Downtown area, next to GJDC 168th St parking lot and near across from Cookies.

These people had to climb over this shit to get into their car. And this is in the downtown section, not far from the LIRR station, where the jazz concerts are held.

These people had to climb over this shit to get into their car. And this is in the downtown section, not far from the LIRR station, where the jazz concerts are held.

Downtown Jamaica

Downtown Jamaica

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This woman was actually picking up things out of those bags like this was the 170 St LIRR flea market.

This woman was actually picking up things out of those bags like this was the 170 St LIRR flea market.

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147pl is a disaster again.

147pl is a disaster again.

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I mean only fucking ghetto savages live like this and black communities wonder why no one respects those communities. I mean come, on look how some folks live.

I mean only fucking ghetto savages live like this and black communities wonder why no one respects those communities. I mean come, on look how some folks live.

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Polluting solid waste company, Royal Waste, dumped into a residential area, a few blocks from Downtown, thanks to elected officials.

Polluting solid waste company, Royal Waste, dumped into a residential area, a few blocks from Downtown, thanks to elected officials.

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Queens Borough Katz

Queens Borough Katz

Dear Principals, Parent Advisory Board, PTA, Parent Coordinators and CEC Members,

Happy New Year to all! You are all cordially invited to the Queens Borough President’s State of the Borough Address on January 27, 2017 at 10AM at York College at the Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center located at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd in Jamaica.  For those who are not familiar with this event its similar to the State of the Union Address where the President of the United States speaks before the nation regarding everything that was achieved in their administration as well as the plans for the future.  On January 27th our Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will give an address to Queens residents on what has been achieved since taking office 3 years ago as well as what is coming for Queens in the future in areas such as:  economics, business, health, education, cultural, tourism, constituent services, seniors, veterans affairs, transportation to name a few.  This event will follow a catered reception plus a photo opportunity with the Queens Borough President.

Please RSVP http://www.queensbp.org/rsvp/  and under organization please put: Parent or Parent Advisory Board Member, PTA, CEC member, Parent Coordinator, teacher, Principal, or School Name whichever category you may fall under this way I can keep track of those interested in education attending as well as your guests.   Please feel free to forward this email and link to all of your contacts, parents, PTA members, friends, etc., ALL are invited.   This is the biggest event of the year for the Borough President and Queens which you will not want to miss.  We look forward to seeing you and your guests on January 27, 2017. katz crapkatz